|Art & Politics: Rebar, April 24 2013 - Shaping San Francisco|
In recent years, much has made about the opposition between urban strategies and urban tactics. One is supposedly rooted in technocratic control of the city by a planning elite, the other is the response of artists and activists determined to reclaim the right to an environment generated by, and for, citizens themselves. Rebar has explored this territory through tactical urban interventions -- both sactioned and unsanctioned -- but is also interested in going beyond the simple opposition between...
Keywords: design; tactical urbanism; urbanism; public space; park(ing) day; intervention; art; commons; cooperation
|Environmental History of Golden Gate Park - Shaping San Francisco|
A Shaping San Francisco Talk held at CounterPULSE, January 26, 2011: Golden Gate Park is a beautiful and complex landscape with a great diversity of natural, historic and recreational features. It is a much different place from, not only what it was before the city of San Francisco, but, increasingly, what John McLaren, it's visionary 19th century superintendent, envisioned for it as a sylvan retreat from urban life...
Keywords: Golden Gate Park; environmental history; parks; parking; Frederick Law Olmsted; William Hammond Hall; John McLaren; wild corridors; cars; Strybing Arboretum; privatization